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NCJ Number: 65890 Find in a Library
Title: TOTAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT - A PRACTICAL HANDBOOK ON ENERGY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT - 2ND EDITION
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: National Electrical Contractors Assoc
United States of America

National Electrical Manufacturers Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 95
Sponsoring Agency: National Electrical Contractors Assoc
Washington, DC 20014
National Electrical Manufacturers Assoc
Washington, DC 20037
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TWO APPROACHES TO THE CONSERVATION OF ENERGY IN EXISTING COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS ARE DISCUSSED, AND THE APPLICATION OF BOTH APPROACHES IN DESIGNING AN OVERALL PLAN IS SHOWN.
Abstract: MOST MODERN COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS, CONSTRUCTED IN AN ERA OF CHEAPER ENERGY, WILL CONTINUE TO BE USED FOR MANY MORE YEARS. AS A RESULT OF INCREASING FEDERAL CONCERN, TWO CONSERVATION APPROACHES HAVE BEEN ADVANCED: (1) IMPLEMENTATION OF SPECIFIC END-USE RESTRICTIONS IN BUILDINGS SUCH AS THERMOSTAT ADJUSTMENT OR LIGHT-BULB REMOVAL, AND (2) TOTAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT (TEM) WHICH VIEWS EACH BUILDING AS A UNIQUE, COMPLEX SYSTEM AND INTEGRATES ENERGY IMPROVEMENTS INTO THE SYSTEM ITSELF. END-USE SYSTEMS ARE EASILY IMPLEMENTED BUT FAIL TO FOCUS ON THE EFFICIENCY OF THE SYSTEM OR THE INTERRELATIONSHIP OF ELEMENTS WITHIN A SYSTEM. TEM, ON THE OTHER HAND, LOOKS AT HOW A SPECIFIC BUILDING CONSUMES ENERGY, HOW USERS' NEEDS ARE MET, HOW THE SYSTEMS AND THEIR ELEMENTS INTERRELATE, HOW THE EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT AFFECTS IT, AND OTHER FACTORS. AN IDEAL PLAN WOULD USE CERTAIN END-USE ENERGY MODIFICATIONS AS AN INTEGRAL ELEMENT OF THE TEM CONCEPT TO BRING ABOUT EVEN MORE SAVINGS. IN ADDITION, THE TEM APPROACH OFFERS HUNDREDS OF DIFFERENT ENERGY-SAVING OPTIONS FOR BUILDING OWNERS/MANAGERS. THIS PUBLICATION DISCUSSES ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN BUILDINGS, ANALYSIS OF BUILDING ENERGY PERFORMANCE, CONDUCTING AN ENERGY AUDIT, GUIDELINES FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION, FINANCIAL EVALUATION, AND IMPLEMENTATION. APPENDIXES PROVIDE FORMATS FOR INFORMATION-BUILDING AND SOURCES OF INFORMATION ON ENERGY MANAGEMENT. A BIBLIOGRAPHY GLOSSARY, AND LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS ARE GIVEN AS WELL AS FIGURES AND TABLES. AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--AOP)
Index Term(s): Allocution; Consumption rates; Energy conservation; Energy requirements; Energy resources; Environmental laws
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